Lead Engineer (Battery)


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Entry Level:  Professionals (3+ years)
Function:  R&D/Engineering

Webasto Roof Systems Inc. is currently recruiting for a Lead Engineer (Battery) located at their HQ in Auburn Hills, MI.   


If you have experience with leading product development teams for electronic components, then this position might be right for you!  


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership, engineering direction and product guidance to customer focused teams of product engineers
  • Ensure that designs are robust, high quality and cost effective that meet or exceed customer requirements, as well as technical solutions are developed for product design applications from concept through production
  • Ensure that appropriate engineering analysis and material selection is performed for all product content within the team
  • Work with Group Leaders to achieve high quality and uniformity of engineering, design and material standards and specifications; work to develop product strategy for standardization
  • Ensure that tolerance stack-ups studies are performed on all new design and product changes 
  • Review and approve engineering documentation, including but not limited to DFEMA, DVP&R, drawings and design assumptions. 
  • Confirm all product requirements are accurately released on time into the Webasto change management system in order to support all program objectives and customer requirements
  • Conduct design reviews internally and with customers
  • Verify production feasibility of all designs and insure that vendor, associated engineers and plant colleague input is accurately reflected
  • Ensure that cost reduction proposals are generated and followed- up through implementation
  • Act as a liaison with customers, suppliers and engineers
  • Support and directly participate in new business development and acquisition
  • Assist in capacity planning and resource management of program members
  • Approve product design, engineering changes, drawing releases, tolerance stack- ups and DFMEA’s, DVP&R’s for customer programs. 


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Materials Engineering or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • 10+ years automotive product engineering experience, EV Battery or Electronic experience preferred
  • 5+ years of experience leading product engineering team and interface with OEM customers 
  • Thorough knowledge of customer specifications and competitive technical solutions
  • Thoroughly familiar with GD&T and part datuming standards
  • Knowledgeable of QEMS, 8D, CAD systems, DOE, GD&T, DFMEA, ECM, Robust Design, Six Sigma, PTS



Webasto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against  race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit